Julius Reinhold Friedlander

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Julius Reinhold Friedlander (1803–1839) was the first superintendent of the Overbrook School for the Blind (Originally known as the The Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind) in 1832.[1] He died on March 17, 1839 at the school that he founded after being the principal for only six years.[2]

Biography[edit]

He was born in 1803. He fought for Greek independence from Turkey and in 1832 he became the first superintendent of the Overbrook School for the Blind.[3] He died in 1839.

J.R.Friedlander has authored the Book of Ruth and the Book of Proverbs, both along with Samuel Gridley Howe printed at the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind, 1838.[4][5]

A few of his other preserved works include:

  • An address to the public, at the first exhibition of the pupils of the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind : November 21, 1833.
  • To the inhabitants of Pennsylvania
  • Observations on the instruction of blind persons : in a letter to Robert Vaux, John Vaughan, and Robert Walsh, esquires[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Julius R. Friedlander". The Friend. "Shortly after the death of J. R. Friedlander, the students of the Institution for the Blind assembled, and resolved that an obituary should be prepared for their friend and benefactor, and the task was devolved upon Henry J. Gray, of Virginia, one of the blind, a lad in his fifteenth year. We have already had occasion to notice the poetic composition, and the musical writings of this wonderful youth ; we now invite attention to his notice of his beloved teacher. We copy it from the Student's Magazine, published in the Institute, and printed with raised letters for the blind. ..." 
  2. ^ http://www.obs.org/page.php?ITEM=108
  3. ^ "Book reviews: Reading by Touch". British Journal of Visual Impairment 21 (3): 121. September 2003. doi:10.1177/026461960302100308. "... Julius Reinhold Friedlander who fought for Greek independence from Turkey before taking over as the first superintendent of the School for the Blind in ..." 
  4. ^ http://books.google.co.in/books/about/The_book_of_Proverbs.html?id=z9WOPgAACAAJ&redir_esc=y
  5. ^ http://books.google.co.in/books/about/The_book_of_Ruth.html?id=09iRPgAACAAJ&redir_esc=y
  6. ^ http://opac.amphilsoc.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-search.pl?q=an:11072